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photo of the month, March 2010

photo of the month, March 2010

03.31.2010

Just in the nick of time, I am posting the "Photo of the Month" for March 2010. This photo was taken during a model shoot this past Monday in Palos Verdes. The model I was shooting told me about an awesome beach that had killer rocks, nice light and some privacy. Unfortunately she forgot to mention the 30 minute hike and after my flag football...

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Wedding at the Ritz

Wedding at the Ritz

03.23.2010

Last Saturday I photographed a wedding at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel for the "I can't even keep track-th" time. I've shot more weddings at this Ritz Carlton more than just about any other single venue and each time I go there, it's always an incredible day. The hotel is newly remodeled, the staff is excellent and the service is top notch. Well...

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ritz carlton wedding photography sneak peek

03.21.2010

When I walked into the bride's suite at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel and saw her gown hanging in the window, I knew it was going to be a beautiful wedding to photograph. It was one of the most unique wedding dresses that I've ever seen. The designer is Manual Mota for Pronovias. The entire day was exquisite, and you can check back Tuesday to...

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The evolution of a brand

The evolution of a brand

03.19.2010

A lot of photographers credit me as having a well defined brand, or as a branding & marketing expert. Sure, I know a little, but it's only because of the team at Reddoor who has helped me along the way and taken such good care of me and my image. They have outed me and and showed some of my pre [ b ] logo business cards, as well as the...

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wppi 2010 recap

wppi 2010 recap

03.17.2010

Well, even though I still haven't even fully recovered from WPPI 2010, I wanted to share a little recap and thank everyone who helped me have an unforgettable week. Each year I look forward to WPPI as a chance to get inspired, connect, see old friends, meet new ones and basically get pumped up about the upcoming wedding season. This year was no...

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wedding at the rancho bernardo inn

03.16.2010

This past Saturday I kicked off my wedding season with a gorgeous wedding at the legendary Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego County. It's a gorgeous property for wedding photography and the service rivals that of any of the top hotels. It was flawlessly coordinated by Jessica and her team at Events by Design and Marcia L. Johnson provided the...

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Escalate 2010

03.15.2010

Hey there photo friends, If you haven't heard about it yet, you have now and will certainly be hearing about this in the coming weeks and months. Escalate 2010 has been announced and I am so pleased to be a part of it. My good friend Dane Sanders has been working hard to organize this 2 day conference and it's happening right here in Southern...

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Back from Vegas

03.12.2010

I had crazy week in Vegas but I made it home in one piece. I'll be blogging more about the trip next week on the [ b ] School blog, but I just wanted to post one quick pic because I've been getting tons of emails about my Baby Carlos T-shirt:

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San Clemente Engagement Photos

03.05.2010

The other day I shot a last minute engagement session for a couple that is getting married next weekend. We had several dates scheduled in the past, but they just happened to be on rare Southern California rainy days. We shot these engagement photos at a park in San Clemente near the groom's house and they are getting married next weekend in San...

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maui wedding
Last weekend, Ashley and I shot a gorgeous destination wedding at the Sugarman Estate on Maui. It was a special one for me to shoot because the bride is...

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maui wedding
Garvan Gardens Wedding Photos
Last weekend I was back in Arkansas to shoot another wedding at Garvan Woodland Gardens. I first shot there back in 2009, and it was so fun to go back to such a...

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Garvan Gardens Wedding Photos
mountain top wedding in Aspen
Last weekend I was back in Colorado to shoot another amazing Rocky Mountain wedding. The ceremony location was absolutely breathtaking. The Sundeck on top of...

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mountain top wedding in Aspen
destination wedding in destin
Back in 90's, the very day after I launched my very first website, I got a call from a bride who happened to my site via a search engine called "Yahoo" (y'all...

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destination wedding in destin
Backyard Wedding in Lodi
Sunday was Earth Day and I was honored to be a part of a backyard wedding near Lodi, California. It was a perfect venue for a natural wedding between two...

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Backyard Wedding in Lodi
Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
I want to wish a very happy first anniversary to Max & Lexi who tied the knot at the Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe on June 1st, 2013. The groom, Max Thieriot,...

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Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
wedding at the terranea resort
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of shooting an amazing wedding at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes for a wonderful couple. It was just one of those...

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wedding at the terranea resort
rancho del cielo wedding
Last weekend I was in beautiful Malibu, California for an absolutely gorgeous wedding at Rancho del Cielo. I had the pleasure of working with Erika & Lauren...

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rancho del cielo wedding
St. Regis wedding
I kicked off my 18th season as a professional wedding photographer this past Saturday with a gorgeous wedding at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. It was an...

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St. Regis wedding
Lazy Man's Challenge
Nutrition is a controversial topic. Like politics and religion... it's based on our own personal belief system and it's up to everyone to decide for...

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Lazy Man's Challenge
Wedding at The Peninsula Chicago
Last weekend I was in Chicago for a beautiful union of not only 2 lovely people, but two wonderful families. When the bride originally contacted me, she...

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Wedding at The Peninsula Chicago
Silver Creek Valley Country Club Wedding
This past weekend I was in the Silicon Valley shooting a wedding on a picture perfect day at the Silver Creek Valley Country Club. It was coordinated by Nicole...

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Silver Creek Valley Country Club Wedding
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worth every penny
Forest Park Engagement Session
After having to cancel our shoot the week prior, we were able to sneak in an engagement session last Sunday before the tornado watches started. These two...

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Forest Park Engagement Session
St. Louis Wedding photos
When we found out we were expecting last October, and that our due date was June 1st... Ashley was devastated that she wouldn't be available to shoot the June...

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St. Louis Wedding photos
Audrey Taylor has arrived!
Hello world! I want to introduce you to my daughter Audrey Taylor Becker! Today is her actual due date, but she was born this past Wednesday, May 27th at...

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Audrey Taylor has arrived!
Ashley's Maternity Session
Last month while shooting a destination wedding in Jamaica, we took a little time to shoot some maternity photos of Ashley while she was 31 weeks along. I...

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Ashley's Maternity Session
Callaway Winery Wedding
Last weekend I was back in Southern California shooting another wedding at Callaway Vineyard & Winery in Temecula. It was a pleasure working with Jessica from...

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Callaway Winery Wedding
PhotogRefers.com
On this day in 2007, I launched this blog and I've shared pretty much every shoot I've done since then right here. Over 900 posts and a million visits...

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PhotogRefers.com
Black Friday Deals for Photographers
I think you've gotta be a special kind of crazy to go out and actually shop in the real word on Black Friday. Don't even get me started on the folks who camp...

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Black Friday Deals for Photographers
new-york-london-paris
My 2012 is already off to a very fast start. I've already been to New York, London, Paris, Munich... everyones talking about... Pop Musik! Apologies to M and...

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new-york-london-paris
Becker's Website
This post is dedicated to all of my photo friends out there in blog land. I wanted to have a single page where you can find out about all of my speaking...

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Becker's Website
WPPI 2011
The week is spend in Las Vegas for WPPI each winter is always one of the highlights of my year. This year was no exception and it marked my 15th year in a row...

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WPPI 2011
photo friends with benefits
Good news photo friends... the new & improved [ b ] School 2.0 is alive and kicking! We are absolutely thrilled with the response the site has gotten from...

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photo friends with benefits
bon voyage
I'm off! Tomorrow I am headed to London (for the first time ever) to speak at the SWPP Convention. I am really excited. I have 3 speaking engagements and I am...

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bon voyage
The [ b ] School turns 2
Today, thebschool.com celebrates it's 2 year anniversary. I can't believe how time flies. I am so grateful to all of our wonderful members, because without...

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The [ b ] School turns 2
A very special wedding in Italy
Next March I'll be heading back to Italy to shoot yet another wedding over there. Some very good friends of mine, who are also wedding photographers, will be...

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A very special wedding in Italy
Lazy Man's Challenge
Nutrition is a controversial topic. Like politics and religion... it's based on our own personal belief system and it's up to everyone to decide for...

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Lazy Man's Challenge
Audrey Taylor has arrived!
Hello world! I want to introduce you to my daughter Audrey Taylor Becker! Today is her actual due date, but she was born this past Wednesday, May 27th at...

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Audrey Taylor has arrived!
Ashley's Maternity Session
Last month while shooting a destination wedding in Jamaica, we took a little time to shoot some maternity photos of Ashley while she was 31 weeks along. I...

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Ashley's Maternity Session
Barcelona
After speaking at the SWPP convention in London last week, Ashley and I popped down to Barcelona for a couple of days as neither of us had ever been there. I...

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Barcelona
Review Preview
Now that 2014 is in the books, and the new year has begun, I wanted to take a look back at this past year, as well as look forward to the adventure that awaits...

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Review Preview
The Engelken's Christmas Portraits
When I was back in California for Thanksgiving, I shot my sister's family for their annual Christmas card and I must say... my niece and nephew are turning into...

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The Engelken's Christmas Portraits
A wedding in Corona del Mar
Last Saturday my camera and I witnessed a beautiful wedding between two amazing people. The groom is the younger brother of one of my brides from 9 years ago...

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A wedding in Corona del Mar
Review Preview
As 2013 comes to a close, and 2014 kicks off, I thought I'd do a year in review plus share some goals/plans/aspirations for 2014. I had a great year... way...

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Review Preview
Audrey in the desert
A couple of weekends ago, a photographer friend of mine invited me to tag along on a desert photo shoot that he was doing with some models. I haven't shot many...

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Audrey in the desert

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